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We found 9 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fullerton, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3010 W Orange Avenue; #409
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Kim works as an adult rheumatologist in Anaheim, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. He graduated from Chung-Ang University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Saleem A Waraich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1275 N. Rose Drive; #110
Placentia, CA
 

Dr. Saleem Waraich's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Waraich average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waraich graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Waraich speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew L Concoff, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 35000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Concoff's areas of specialization are sports medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Fullerton, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Concoff takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
760 N. Euclid Street; Suite 105
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo, who practices in Long Beach, CA, Anaheim, CA, and Corona, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Vo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Vo completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Vo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Jay Kim's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Korea University College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Pang, who practices in Fullerton, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Pang studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pang takes.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fabricant is an adult rheumatologist in Fullerton, CA. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Fabricant is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sugarman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Sugarman is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Chabra is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Chabra accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.